|No. of Stores:||397|
|Average Store Size:||13,000 sq. ft.|
|Rank Last Year:||25|
|States of Operation:||Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming|
Love's is family-owned and -operated by the Love family. In addition to travel stops, Love's operates Love's Country Stores, a c-store brand; Love's Truck Tire Care, a tire-care brand; Musket Corp., a trading and distribution firm; and Gemini Motor Transport, a petroleum hauler. The chain had a record-breaking 2016 in that it opened 47 new locations, the most it has ever opened in a single year since its inception in 1964. It intends to open 50 more in 2017.
Love's competitive advantage is its numerous types of stores and services, all dedicated to "Clean Places, Friendly Faces," including Country Stores, which are typical convenience stores; Travel Stops, which cater to trucks and travelers by providing overnight parking, pay phones, driver rest areas, Pegasus Trans-Flo and trucking supplies and tire centers; a growing interstate hotel business; and storage facilities.
Source: Convenience Digital Resource Library, Technomic